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First Aid

Four Ways to Take Your Horse's Pulse

EquiMed Staff

Four Ways to Take Your Horse's Pulse

by EquiMed Staff

April 19, 2017 16:59

Finding a horse's pulse and determining the heart rate can be difficult, even for professionals. Read about the four ways you can determine your horse's heart …

Fitness And Conditioning

Using the Counter Canter To Build Your Horse's Strength

EquiMed Staff

Using the Counter Canter To Build Your Horse's Strength

by EquiMed Staff

April 15, 2017 15:02

The counter canter means the horse is cantering on a circle going left and the rider deliberately makes the horse canter with the right canter lead, so the …

General Care

The Equine Circulatory System

Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

The Equine Circulatory System

by Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

April 22, 2017 12:13

The horse is one of the most impressive natural athletes in the world largely due to a specialized circulatory system that, along with the respiratory system, …

General Care

How to do a fecal wash

Mark Sellers

How to do a fecal wash

by Mark Sellers

April 20, 2017 13:32

Colic due to sand ingestion is a serious problem in some areas of the country. The best way to learn if your horse is ingesting sand is to do a fecal wash. …

Tip of the Day

If you live in a moderate winter weather area with occasional freezes, protect all exposed pipe in your barn area with easy-to-use wrap-on pipe insulation available at home centers.

Healthy Barn

Selecting a Horse Waterer

Flossie Sellers

Selecting a Horse Waterer

by Flossie Sellers

April 26, 2017 15:06

Read about the 6 factors that affect the amount of water your horse needs daily and learn about the options available that enable you to make sure your horse …

Every Horse Owner's Guide to a Healthy Barn

by EquiMed Staff

April 28, 2017 14:49

Learn about the many factors that go into creating a healthy barn and how taking it one step at a time, while considering your needs for durability, ease of …

Hoof Care

Horse Hoof Trimmings - A Suitable Dog Treat …

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Horse Hoof Trimmings - A Suitable Dog Treat …

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

May 1, 2017 14:40

Dogs love eating horse hoof trimmings. Many horse owners offer fresh trimmings to their dogs as treats. Is this practice safe? Learn how to avoid problems when …

What should a horse owner know and do to recognize and prevent foot/ …

by Jacob Butler

May 1, 2017 16:17

Hoof abscesses are common, especially in the spring, but once they open and drain, the horse will recover quickly. Be aware of abscess signs and potential foot …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 19, 2017 17:55

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Dynamic mobilization exercises

A form of passive exercise using a "bait" to encourage the horse to flex and stretch particular areas of their anatomy.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
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Don't flatter yourself cowboy. I was just looking at your horse.

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